- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
It’s ironic you should say this, because to me, brides and photographers treating a wedding like a photo shoot are the PROBLEM. That’s precisely what I’m arguing against. To me, caring more about detail photos and glamourous artsy portraits are what turns a wedding into a photo shoot and that’s pretty much what I said NOT to do. So no, I don’t think that was what I wanted at all! What I wanted was more candid photos. To be honest I don’t care whether they are “perfect” I just want to see them.
I agree with you about not letting my bad feelings on this get in the way of enjoying my memories.
I guess my issue, with every single person that is pointed out how closely I was watching the poor photographer, is this: If you are saying that I would have enjoyed my experience and possibly my photos more if I hadn’t been paying attention to what she was doing, ok, yes, that’s probably true. However, that is NOT an excuse for what I witnessed. That’s my issue. Given that I did see it, it IS a problem. Whether I should or should not have noticed is a different story but it still should not have been happening.
I’d be willing to bet that I would have gotten more photos from the reception that would have met the photographer’s quality standards if SHE had actually taken them instead of allowing her assistant ie 3rd shooter to do them. THAT’S the problem. I am not harping on this because I want to. I really don’t. I’m harping on it because I want one photographer who has criticized me over this to acknowledge that this was inappropriate – instead of criticizing me for noticing it in the first place.